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Video: Sens, Leafs, Habs combine for beautiful tribute following Ottawa shootings


James OBrien

When word surfaced that Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal would combine for a simultaneous ceremony to honor fallen soldiers before Saturday’s games, many expected emotional scenes. It turns out that tribute was even more moving than anticipated.

Here’s video of the beautiful scene out of the three hockey hotbeds:

(Hockey Night in Canada’s intro was fantastic in its own right.)

Those on hand snapped some fascinating photos of the ceremonies:

The Senators, Maple Leafs and Canadiens honored Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Office Patrice Vincent in a tremendous way tonight.

Related: Tributes from around the league.

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